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Thread: Horizontal Overflow
Sep 17, 2007, 12:16 #1
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I'm trying to accomplish something with CSS and I'm not sure it's possible. I have a table that is floated left and should take up about 96% of its parent div. However, the table will be significantly wider than the parent element in most cases. Let's say the parent is about 500px, and the table is about 1000px. I want the table to have a horizontal overflow scroll bar, while expanding downward as necessary.
I know about the overflow-x and overflow-y css properties, but if I'm not mistaken, these are not widely supported (not even in the CSS spec, right?).
Ideally I'd have a table that was always 96% wide, but overflowed to the right via a scroll bar if the 96% wasn't enough to encompass its width -- I'm even willing to give a hard width to the table if necessary. It needs to work in IE6, IE7, and FF, and I'm hoping I'll only being using CSS.
Is this possible?Bring out our hope and reason, before we pine away.